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by Ymaginatif
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 395
Views: 37893

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

I thought *I* was the Invisible Man. But I suppose we didn't see each other before. Anyway, the album is growing. It doesn't exactly work like a McCartney album, which is relatively simpler(*) and straightforward. Now many of the melodies are stuck in my head. (*) although you can find articulated ...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 395
Views: 37893

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

First impression: I feel he finally picked up where he left off with 'All This Useless Beauty' in 1996 ...
by Ymaginatif
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 395
Views: 37893

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

Might i ask here ARE THERE 2 DIFFERENT VINYL VERSIONS? I happily have a $19.19 one scheduled to arrive the 17th. But, i now see one for $23 at amazon which alleges the four bonus cuts. AM I AWAITING THE STANDARD 12 TRACK VERSION AND MUST NOW PURCHASE AGAIN FOR THE BONUS SONGS??? thanks, ba there is...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 2098

Re: EC at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC, Oct. 12, 2018- cancelled

Neil. wrote:"Unfortunate family cirumstances" might just mean "essential stuff that was unfortunately timed on the same day as the Barnes and Noble thing." Hope it's not serious.


I don't think it can - unless somehow has phrased this very unfortunately :)
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Look Now: new album announced!
Replies: 395
Views: 37893

Re: Look Now: new album announced!

verbal gymnastics wrote:http://looknow.elviscostello.com/


That one's for the American market ...

Import duties are going to make these way too expensive for me :|
by Ymaginatif
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour
Replies: 39
Views: 5512

Re: Elvis Costello cancels tour after surgery to remove 'aggressive' tumour

In my (indirect) experience of cancer, words like "defeated by a single surgery", and "recommend[ed] three weeks to four weeks recovery", certainly need to by qualified by a certain passage of time before they can be deemed as facts ... :( But like others have said, I'm not a doc...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 7635

Re: Elvis and the Imposters European Tour 2018

This sounds bad ... real bad ... :(
by Ymaginatif
Wed May 02, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day
Replies: 35
Views: 7060

Re: "Someone Else's Heart" - EC single for Record Store Day

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Number 37 in the vinyl single charts in the UK this week. First time Elvis has been in the top 40 for a while.


'vinyl single chart'??

I'm surprised there are actually 37 vinyl singles currently in the running!!
by Ymaginatif
Tue May 01, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017
Replies: 34
Views: 10969

Re: 'Bright Blue Times' - vinyl single - 500 on sale at latest shows, June 2017

Still haven't had a chance to hear this one ... let alone buy a copy ... :cry:
by Ymaginatif
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Covers of Elvis songs
Replies: 64
Views: 21808

Re: Covers of Elvis songs

Mr. Getgood wrote:


Painful...


there's a surprisingly good voice hiding underneath all that ... rubbish!

By the way, I'm not him :D
by Ymaginatif
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 236
Views: 64752

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

nord wrote:L1009932-2.jpg


You badly need one more! :lol:
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles
Replies: 85
Views: 26065

Re: Elvis hints at new release: Lupe-O-Tone's vinyl singles

Wow, the combination of reluctance, incompetence and sarcasm in their statements is quite off-putting :|
by Ymaginatif
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A new album?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: A new album?!

Ymaginatif wrote:Available to the UK??


$75.00 shipping costs?!!!! :shock:
by Ymaginatif
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: A new album?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: A new album?!

Available to the UK??
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 111
Views: 34447

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017

Fishfinger king wrote:My copy arrived today!
They do exist in the UK - mine number 588.
Sounds extremely good - no surface noise at all. Even The Long Division sounds good!


No. 592 has arrived here 8)
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Painted From Memory on vinyl , June 2017, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD , Oct. '17
Replies: 111
Views: 34447

Re: Painted From Memory on vinyl in 2017 ?

I ordered my copy in the UK from Scott Nangle - bigger outlets don't seem to have it. Emailed them yesterday to check availabilty and they had 50 copies in stock but had already sold 47 - 48 now with my order! Act fast all! Looking forward to hearing it+++++ Well Scott, send them out! (I'm one of t...
by Ymaginatif
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection
Replies: 83
Views: 36906

Re: Paul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt Archive Collection

Not so easy to disentangle these voices!

McCartney low in verse and high in middle bits; EC high in verse and low in middle bits I think.
Twenty-Five fingers' chorus is more tahn just two. In fact, I think they doubletracked both their vocals here and there?
by Ymaginatif
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: The Annex
Topic: Song Titles Game - Part II
Replies: 16529
Views: 1842369

Re: Song Titles Game - Part II

#9 Dream - Lennon
by Ymaginatif
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Least favourite lyric
Replies: 15
Views: 4364

Re: Least favourite lyric

Well, I like these recent albums, but I found his lyrics on Secret, Profane and Sugarcane left me cold. They scan badly (but don't all Costello lyrics do, and that's normally why I love them :) ), sound pompous, don't hang together, and with their ultra-american frame of reference have no relevance ...
by Ymaginatif
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 14078

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

Just thought of another one:

the final seconds of "The Days Take Care Of Everything " ...

(if not all of the song)
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 14078

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

The Stamping Ground. It's just...dull, tuneless and lacking in interest of any kind. Which is something an Elvis Costello song should never be. Yes, that's one I agree with. I forgot to mention 'She'. That's a lovely song with huge potential. But Elvis' version is dreadful. And still it was such a ...
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: Elvis's Worst Song And Why
Replies: 48
Views: 14078

Re: Elvis's Worst Song And Why

'Sunday's Best' and 'Playboy Into A Man' were two major reasons why I started listening (and loving) Elvis Costello back in 1992! :D Anyway - worst song you ask? 'The Stamping Ground', I'd say. I usually prefer to skip this one. But all in all, EC is one of those artists with surprisingly few 'worst...
by Ymaginatif
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 236
Views: 64752

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

And plays beautifully too!
I haven't tried Side D though :D

Album also benefits from being detached from the disastrous Il Sogno!
by Ymaginatif
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Elvis Costello General Discussion
Topic: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016
Replies: 236
Views: 64752

Re: My Flame Burns Blue - vinyl debut on BLUE VINYL , June 2016

My copy arrived today, and it's a beautiful, lush edition - in a rich gatefold. The cover artwork is very effective on 12".
So... well worth checking this one out!

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